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Les Misérables (2012) / Django Unchained (2012)
Michael A. Novelli
on Tuesday, January 1, 2013
It's time for a New Year's Eve special! Mr. Mendo closes out the year with a double review of Les Misérables and Django Unchained! And as a cap-off, you'll get an answer to the question we know is on your mind!
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
“So, basically, one guy was all that was stopping Bedford Falls from turning into a hellhole. I think that’s ample evidence George should’ve gotten out when he had the chance. I mean, come on. If the general populace is too weak-willed not to turn into East St. Louis, why would you want to save them? At what point does personal responsibility kick in? There was no reason whatsoever for George to throw away his life and happiness for these losers.”Silver Linings Playbook (2012): Bipolar disorder as cute rom-com quirk
“Take away the bipolar disorder, OCD, and neuroses, and you’ve basically got yourself a typical romantic comedy.”The Lone Ranger (2013)
Mendo takes on last year's controversial flop, which recently joined the hallowed ranks of films that have been nominated for both Razzies and Oscars. Also, there's some stuff about MAGFest at the beginning, and a bunch of absurd silliness scattered throughout that makes very little sense. In retrospect, Mendo may not have been the best person to tackle this film, but tackle it he shall!Franchise Evolution: Which X-Men movie is the best?
“Jesus, maybe it’s just the line reading the actress gives, but the only way this scene could be less subtle is if Wolverine suddenly broke into a song and dance routine.”Her (2013)
“Almost all of the ‘falling for a robot/computer/AI’ movies up to this point date back to the ‘80s and ‘90s, and Her is a much needed upgrade to the concept.”Boyhood (2014)
“While a lot of people will see it due to all the awards and accolades it received in the last year, this is primarily a film made by a cinephile for cinephiles.”
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